Postgraduate Fellow

Thank you for your interest in joining Lavender Counselling. We are currently hiring for a Postgraduate Fellow. This position is suitable for candidates with less than 5 years of clinical experience.

Postgraduate Counselling Fellowship

Lavender Counselling is hiring a clinician to fill our Postgraduate Counselling Fellowship position. We deliver psychotherapy to those experiencing the manifestations of complex trauma and PTSD and focus on attachment and work within a tri-phasic model of trauma treatment. We are a team of dedi- cated clinicians with a deep commitment to each other and our work.

Person Specification - You are

  • A Counselling Therapist with outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Empathic and respectfully aware of others
    • Open to your own experiencing
    • Willing to pay appropriate heed to clinical intuition and to be vulnerable
    • Comfortable with relational intimacy
    • Committed to genuineness (‘authenticity’ or ‘congruence’) in all human interactions both personal and professional
    • Open to exploring/learning how you are perceived by and how you af- fect others
  • Committed to working with the profound experience and challenges of an approach to counselling that views the counsellor-client relationship as a real, evolving, and a deeply intimate human relationship
  • Seeking an appropriate humility coupled with a robust and compassionate sense of self worth
  • A Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), a Registered Psychologist (R.Psych.), or a Registered Social Worker (MSW)
  • Committed to regular professional support (supervision) and personal therapy as needed
  • Available for full time work and do not hold a private practice or other em- ployment
  • Ready to accept your share of the everyday housekeeping duties gener- ated by a communal office

You bring

  • The capacity to meet every client with Unconditional Positive Regard (Non-judgmental compassion, prizing, and an absolute conviction that the client is best placed to determine the direction of their personal therapy and of their life as a whole)
  • The recognition that when it comes to any individual, no matter how wounded, the only expert on them is themselves
  • Intentionality—a proven capacity for reflexive thought and enquiry:
    • Why am I taking this action?
    • What is going on for me right now?
    • How am I meeting and not meeting the client’s need of their therapist in this moment?
    • How does this benefit the client or the therapeutic relationship?
  • The ability to use your own experiencing, and particularly your own, felt, bodily experiencing, as a part of your therapeutic interaction with your client.
  • A theoretical understanding and clinical capability to work relationally with- in a tri-phasic model of trauma treatment
  • A willingness to learn ethical decision making processes and to engage in stringent ethical practices and reflection
  • Specialized training in EMDR, OEI, Sensorimotor, AEDP, mindfulness an asset but not required

Application Process

Please email with any questions or with your CV to apply.

While we absolutely thank all those who apply, only selected applicants will be contacted.

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